LIMA: THE MOST HISTORYCAL CITY IN LATIN AMERICA $98 USD Per Person
Visit The Capital Of Kings - World Heritage Site UNESCO - Half Day Tour
LIMA GUIDED TOUR is the best way to know this marvelous city of kings. Lima was founded in January 18, 1535, by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro.
Lima is the capital of Peru and the gateway to rest of Peru, many people has to migrate from the Jungle, from the Andes, and from the north and southern coast of Peru. Lima is the largest city of Peru with almost 10 million people in Lima department and its make a cosmopolitan city, where is possible to see mixed races, dialects, costumes and of course proud and welcoming people.
Lima department is the most historic in the whole city and one of the most historic in all of Latin America.
LIMA GUIDED TOUR is a perfect combination to discover all its secrets of Pre-Inca era, Colonial time and modern Lima that will give you a complete view of history, arts and the important architecture, and in 1988 Lima's Historic Center was named a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The city has many museums that tell the story of a country with a long history that produced a large number of coastal and Andean civilizations (such as the Moche, Chavin, and the Incas) and many local cultures. There are several archeological sites both within and around the city (locally known as "huaca"). Some of them are the Administrative and Religious Center named "ÑAUPALLAQTA" or Sacred Town known today as HUACA PUCLLANA built during the IV Century, this archaeological site is located in the heart of the modern district of Miraflores.
During the colonial time Lima was with Mexico City, the seat of the Spanish rule during 300 years, it was home to 40 viceroys during the colonial era. The central square (Plaza de Armas) was laid out by Pizarro himself, with the cathedral on one side, the Cabildo (town hall) on another side and Pizarro's own house on another. Pizarro lived in what is now known as the presidential palace until his death in 1541; he was hacked down in the street by rival conquistadores. His remains are in the cathedral. After Pizarro, Lima continued to be very important historically.
In 1746, after devastating earthquake the city was rebuilt, although a great deal of historic architecture was lost, as wonderful cathedral, churches, colonial houses, Moorish balconies, cloisters and religious architecture and monasteries in the historic center of Lima.
Today Lima is the most cosmopolitan city in the middle of Peru's desert coastline, Lima is an economic magnet for struggling highland and Amazonian villagers. But it also snares the adventurous travelers with its top-class museums, vibrant nightlife and music scene, striking architecture, richly historical neighborhoods and genuinely friendly people.
Modern Lima is a mix of architectural styles and beautiful gardens; especially Miraflores with its parks and avenues that join to the beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean Coast from Larco Mar one of the most important commercial centers of the city. San Isidro, Olive grove brought from Spain time contrast with the modern architecture of houses and buildings, also offer excellent shops, art galleries and restaurants. Barranco, home to Lima's best known artists and writers, is filled with bars and night clubs.
Lima is also the best place to try the wonderful Peruvian cuisine, which has a huge variety of ingredients from coast, mountain and Amazon regions. The cold sea current in front of Peru's large coast makes the sea very rich in fish and seafood, which have a great taste due to the special plankton they eat. Fish and seafood restaurants are therefore the best, and not expensive.
LIMA CITY TOUR ITINERARY
You will be picked up from hotel at 9am or 1pm, according your request. We drop you to visit the most representative attraction of Lima.
The first place will be the Plaza De Armas, The Cathedral, The XVII century San Francisco Monastery, cloisters and Catacombs of this is famous for the Sivillian tile work and paneled ceiling in the cloisters, the catacombs under the church and part of the monastery are well worth seeing. Continue visiting we walk thought colonial streets of historic center of Lima, we also include visiting the San Martin Plaza De Armas.
Then transfer to the modern Lima, this part of the tour begin visiting the El Oliver park located in San Isidro district, from here drive to Miraflores. Proceed to the Larco Museum, housed in 18th century colonial mansion that holds the most extensive collection of pre-Columbian art in Peru. It contains fine examples of mummies, textile work, one of which have a world record-breaking 398 threads per inch, as well as the tools ancient Peruvians used to produce metals, Huaco ceramics and gold and silver pieces with semiprecious stones. After 4 hours of complete guided tour transfer back to your hotel.
LIMA CITY TOUR INCLUDES
- Official English-Speaking tour guide
- Private van (whole trip)
- Entrance fees to each place visited
|TOUR SCHEDULE & COST 2014
||LIMA: THE MOST HISTORYCAL CITY IN LATIN AMERICA $98 USD Per Person
Visit The Capital Of Kings - World Heritage Site UNESCO - Half Day
|Backpacker Service (Join a group)
1 to more paticipants $98 USD each
Private Service (Private van/guide)
2 participants $175 USD each
3-4 participants $142 USD each
5 to more participants $118 USD each
|Discount: $5 USD of discount for South American Explorers Club Members
Discount 3%: Tour Operators or Travel Agencies Only
Students: $5 USD of discount only with valid green ISIC card
|Organized Groups: We offer private and any time departure
|Group size: 8-12 participants per guide
|BOOK HERE: We highly recommended to book space prior you arrive to Peru and take private service
All prices stated above are subject to change.
Exchange rate $1 USD = S/. 3.02 (rate may vary daily).
- Travel insurance
- Internal flight tickets
- Hotel in Lima
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Breakfast on the first day
- Tips for guide and camp staff
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY
- Day backpack just for minimum personal things
- Rain gear to protect you from rain (June to Octuber)
- Appropiate shoes for walk
- Extra warm clothes for some cold morning or afternoons
- Bottle of water
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, some day will be warm (December to April)
- Sun block (sun protection cream)
- Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
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